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Willow Glen Funeral Home

1039 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA

OBITUARY

Michael David FILICE

April 14, 1954February 24, 2020

MIKE'S FOOTPRINTS Mike was born on April 14, 1954 in San Jose, CA. After a long and difficult battle with cancer, he passed on from this life peacefully at home on the morning of February 24, 2020. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Memorial Park with his family gone before him. Mike leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of forty years, Barbara, his two sons Christopher and Jesse, his daughter-in-law Sara, and "Papa's girls" Aralyn and Paisley. He had a quiet but strong love for his family. He also leaves his sister Barbara Filice Deuel, the last guardian of the Filice family, her husband Don and their son, Brian, as well as his Brother Joe's family: Sandy, Mitchel, Bailey, and Gino. His childhood was spent in the orchards on his family's rural land on Almaden and Malone, playing in the dirt and making mustard green forts. His love for engines and driving began in his teenage years with an old Jeep and mini bikes. These evolved into bigger and better rides, like his Honda 750, several muscle cars, and, finally, his 1969 Camaro Z28. As an adult, he kept the simpler times in his heart by enjoying classic TV shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver," "Lassie," and other programs of the 50's and 60's. Mike was a formidable golfer. As a member of the San Jose Country Club for decades, he treasured his time out on the course—every round of golf. It was his true joy as his friends will agree. He won his share of tournaments, awards, and bets over the years. He will be greatly missed by his golf buddies-- The original Dawn Patrol and The Hackers. At heaven's golf course we know his swing will be straight and true. The perfect game. We send him off with all our favorite memories and love of the times spent together, laughing and in merriment. We will miss him.

Family would like to thank everyone for their kinds words, the prayers, and the memories shared, during these difficult times.

In Lieu of flowers Family ask you donate to: Hospice of the Valley ( http://www.hospicevalley.org )

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Memories

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Kelly Brandon (Henry)

March 2, 2020

I've known Mike since Willow Glen High. His wife Barbara & I were best friends in high school. There were lots of fun times including the Friday night drags at Fremont raceway, the parties at The Ranch, their wedding which I was proud to be in! So many fun times. R.I.P. Mike

Geriann (Job) karleen

March 2, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. I grew up two houses down from Mikes on Almaden Road and have wonderful memories of playing in the orchard behind our houses and of us kids having home made sailboat races in the irrigation ditches. What a great place to grow up as a child.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mikes family during this difficult time

My condolences

Geriann

Nikkie (Mayer) Taormino

February 28, 2020

I went to Sacred Heart School in San Jose through 8th Grade with Mike. What I remember is his smile; and he was always so happy!! May he rest peacefully in our Heavenly Father’s arms. 💖🙏🙏🙏

Gail Allison

February 28, 2020

Michael
May you Rest In Peace. We all have such great memories of the ranch.
Fondly
Gail Malizia Allison

Dan Purdy

February 27, 2020

Mike was a great guy. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP

Joanie Benevento

February 27, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our cousin Mike's family..May the love of family and friends comfort you all in this time of great loss..Mike will be missed..
Love from your cousins, Uncle Frank, Joanie, and Jenna

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Biography

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Mike was born on April 14, 1954 in San Jose, CA. After a long and difficult battle with cancer, he passed on from this life peacefully at home on the morning of February 24, 2020. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Memorial Park with his family gone before him.

Mike leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of forty years, Barbara, his two sons Christopher and Jesse, his daughter-in-law Sara, and "Papa's girls" Aralyn and Paisley. He had a quiet but strong love for his family.

He also leaves his sister Barbara Filice Deuel, the last guardian of the Filice family, her husband Don and their son, Brian, as well as his Brother Joe's family: Sandy, Mitchel, Bailey, and Gino.

His childhood was spent in the orchards on his family's rural land on Almaden and Malone, playing in the dirt and making mustard green forts. His love for engines and driving began in his teenage years with an old Jeep and mini bikes. These evolved into bigger and better rides, like his Honda 750, several muscle cars, and, finally, his 1969 Camaro Z28.

As an adult, he kept the simpler times in his heart by enjoying classic TV shows, such as "Leave It to Beaver," "Lassie," and other programs of the 50's and 60's.

Mike was a formidable golfer. As a member of the San Jose Country Club for decades, he treasured his time out on the course—every round of golf. It was his true joy as his friends will agree. He won his share of tournaments, awards, and bets over the years. He will be greatly missed by his golf buddies--The original Dawn Patrol and The Hackers.

At heaven's golf course we know his swing will be straight and true. The perfect game.

We send him off with all our favorite memories and love of the times spent together, laughing and in merriment. We will miss him.

In Lieu of flowers Family ask you donate to: Hospice of the Valley ( http://www.hospicevalley.org )